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“Excellence Initiative – Research University”

The outcome of the first competition under the Excellence Initiative – Research University program was announced during the official conference of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on October 30, 2019. 


A team of experts selected top 10 best universities to participate
in the program from a short list of 20. The Warsaw University of Technology is one of them, ranked third in the classification together with the Jagiellonian University and the AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.


(...) Being named a Research University is a great honor for all of our academic community
at the Warsaw University of Technology and a token of appreciation for our efforts and commitment
to ambitious projects, especially in the European research, which is aligned with our pursuit to develop an international outlook across all the University’s activities (...) said Rector of the Warsaw University
of Technology, Prof. Jan Szmidt, Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng.


The Excellence Initiative – Research University program is one of the major initiatives provided for
in the Constitution for Science. Its purpose is to select and support those universities which have what
it takes to successfully compete with the best universities in Europe and the world. The winners
in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education’s program will receive an extra 10% on top of the regular subsidy in 2020 to 2026. 


The full list of the awarded universities is as follows:

  • University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
  • Jagiellonian University, Kraków
  • Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk
  • Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń
  • University of Wrocław, Wrocław